5DMKIII with 70-200mm mkII. Anyone try it?

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  1. Shaun Edward

    Shaun Edward New Member

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    I'm shooting a music video shoot tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone has attempted putting the 5DMKIII with the MKII 70-200IS on the rig.

    The combined weight
    5DMKIII - 1.90 lb (860g)
    70-200 - 3.28 lb (1.49 kg)

    Puts it in at a total of 5.18Ib's

    It's only a smidge over the weight limit for the m5, I was wondering if it'l handle it if I'm just doing some basic following/tracking/dolly movements. Nothing crazy. I feel like the types of shots I could get would be pretty unique.

    Anyone given it a shot?
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I’d be really surprised if you could get it to balance, given the combined length of the camera and lens. To do it safely/properly, you’d probably have to mount it on the tripod collar on the lens, but I doubt you could do it without having the camera bang into the MōVI’s structure.
     
  3. Justin Marx

    Justin Marx Active Member

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    Not going to happen. It's not the weight, it's the length.. (Hmmmmm)

    Get some prime lenses and you will be fine..
     
  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Agreed. I tried my 85/1.2 just for S&G and it balanced fine. Not sure what I’d use it for, though. Without a FF it’s all but useless.
     
  5. Justin Marx

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    Steve on an off topic, beautiful test footage on Vimeo! The beach horizon was razor sharp perfect.. What a test!!
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Thanks, man. After months and months of fighting the Alexmos wars, my MōVI is a breath of fresh air.
     
  7. Tabb Firchau

    Tabb Firchau Administrator
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    I am going to make a t-shirt out of that quote ;)
     
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  8. Justin Marx

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    If it's not a MoVI it's a FoVI (faux)
     
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  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    That's up there with Steve Maller's "Sinostar," Justin...I like it.
    Andy.
     
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